Taking over the Contract of Another Student

One strategy that is available for upperclass students and that Transfer students in particular have made good use of in the past is that the University allows students who want to be released from their housing contracts, to advertise that wish and transfer the contract to another student who does not already have a housing contract.  This is a way that you can create a space for yourself in a prime area, where the Housing Division does not have any vacancies.  Students looking for someone to take over their contract typically advertise on the following web sites:  www. hoohasit.com, www.onthegrounds.com and http://uvastudentcouncil.com/offgrounds.

2 Responses to “Taking over the Contract of Another Student”

  1. 1 Marie June 9, 2010 at 11:31 am

    I have some questions about Brown College. I’m on the list. How many rooms will be available? How do you determine the roommates? What happens if rooms fill before the list is complete?

    • 2 jre9s June 11, 2010 at 11:55 am

      We don’t have any way of knowing how many of the students currently assigned space in Brown College will change their plans and leave school during the course of the summer. That will determine what spaces we get and when we will become aware of them. When a vacancy occurs, we offer that space to the next person on the waiting list (of the appropriate gender). We are not able to offer you the choice of roommates, that is determined entirely by where the vacancie occurs when you are at the top of the waiting list. Being on the waiting list is not a guarantee that there will be enough space. If you are not able to get into Brown College during the summer, you can apply for a room change to move there when spaces become vacant during the academic year. The room change period begins after the end of the 2nd week of classes each semester. There are often students that don’t notify us that they aren’t planning to return. The staff checks on that after opening and the office follows up to determine if those students aren’t enrolled, then we are able to offer those spaces to other students.

      Please let me know if you have any other questions that I can help with.

      Take care,


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